Reimagining US Global Leadership Speaker Series

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The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association present Reimagining US Global Leadership, a special speaker series.

Please join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association for a five-part series on Reimagining U.S. Global Leadership. The final event in the series has been postponed to a later date, to be announced.

All events will be held virtually. Information will be updated as schedules are finalized. Register one time to be sent a reminder ahead of each event.

Upcoming Speakers

Note: All events will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Date TBD – Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, co-chair and former CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative

Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for a New American Security, and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Past Series Speakers

Jan. 25 — General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), 17th NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and U.S. European Command

Feb. 15 — Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, USN (Ret.), 9th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

March 3 — Will Roper, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics and founding director of the Strategic Capabilities Office in the Pentagon

March 15 — Sandy Magnus, former NASA astronaut and Deputy Director of Engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the Undersecretary of Research and Engineering

RegisterAbout the Speakers

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Jason Rich.

Jan. 25: Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove

Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, a Distinguished Professor of the Practice in the Nunn School, discussed the role of the U.S. as a global leader, particularly as it pertains to ongoing tension in Eurasia and Ukraine.

Feb. 15: Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, a Distinguished Professor of the Practice in the Nunn School, discussed where the United States currently stands in its strategic relationships with peer competitors, such as China. In addition, he offered his thoughts on the ongoing confrontation between Russia and NATO over Ukraine.

March 3: Will Roper

Will Roper, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics and founding director of the Strategic Capabilities Office in the Pentagon, provided analysis on the current state of U.S. strategic innovation. Roper discussed a re-imagined vision of what U.S. leadership in strategic innovation looks like and the role Georgia Tech might play making that vision a reality.

March 15: Sandy Magnus

Sandy Magnus, former NASA astronaut and Deputy Director of Engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the Undersecretary of Research and Engineering, provided analysis on the current state of leadership in space and space exploration. Magnus discussed areas U.S. leadership has played a critical role and opportunities and voids that it might fill moving forward.